Review excerpt: The interior of Galleria’s Umeda location is sparse, with only two carpets occupying the cement floor and dark wood tables. Signage indicates that this isn’t just a “Pizzeria,” it is also a “Plant Factory,” which explains the rows of pots containing herbs ...

Owing to its size, Tashinami has a take-it-or-leave-it menu: there’s just one Japanese-themed offering, which changes seasonally. On a recent lunch visit, a giant plate was served containing colorful hors d’oeuvres, including steamed rice with shiitake mushrooms, two succulent bites of duck breast, steamed ...

Garb Monaque, a cafe, bar and restaurant, occupies a funky building — think of a birdcage that’s been twisted at both ends — between Osaka Station and Grand Front Osaka, two playgrounds devoted to conspicuous consumption.

Chankonabe is wedded to sumo in the same way as whiskey is to the Wild West and cowboys; they’re both fuel for fightin’. Terao Tsunefumi, the man behind this eponymous restaurant, is a well-respected sumo wrestler who had a career in the ring spanning ...

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